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  • Queen Henrietta Maria

    Queen Henrietta Maria

    Charles I married Princess Henrietta Maria of France by proxy on 1 May, 1625, just weeks after he ascended to the throne of England. He was …

  • Beau Brummell: Dandy

    Beau Brummell: Dandy

    He was a fashion icon, the first of his kind, a man known for little more than the clothes he wore and the manner of his being – …

  • Highwaymen: ‘Stand and Deliver!’

    Highwaymen: ‘Stand and Deliver!’

    The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees.    The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.       The …

  • Tolpuddle Martyrs

    Tolpuddle Martyrs

    The fate of the Tolpuddle Martyrs has long formed a central plank of socialist propaganda, a cause celebre around which all factions of the …

  • Omaha Beach

    Omaha Beach

    Tuesday, 6th June, 1944 would be D.Day, start of Operation Overlord the Allied invasion of Nazi Occupied Europe. It had originally been …

  • Pilgrim Fathers

    Pilgrim Fathers

    By the time of her death on 24 March 1603, the glory days of Queen Elizabeth’s reign were well and truly over. The defeat of the Armada …

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